On Friday the 30th of August , our school celebrated our wonderful dads in the hall. We had a special Fathers Day Breakfast. The beautiful mums cooked all the food, cleaned and washed the dishes and served too!!! There was lots of food. Dads got to choose from pancakes, scrambled eggs, toast and raisin toast, baked beans, cereal and juice. Our dads had lots of fun!!! Our dads were really spoilt today.
Here are some reasons why our dads are SUPERHERO’S:
* He is the best tickler ever – Ashley
* He takes me swimming every week – Olivia
* He gives me advice about soccer – Joseph
* He gives me awesome tickles – Tom
* He is really funny because he thinks he is – Eliza
* He makes me giggle – Breanna
* He does the best foot massages – Ryan
* He takes me on bike rides – Sophie
* He looks out for me – Zara
* He wrestles with me at home – Will
* He cooks breakfast, lunch and dinner – Adele
* He takes me to the Rugby – Archie
* He umpires me when we play basketball at home – Kyah
* He is a great cook – Jessica
* He cheers me on at Soccer – Aaron
* He plays Sport with me – Harvey
* He takes me to soccer – Stefan
* He plays games with me – Isabella
* He plays board games with me. Sometimes he cheats – Daniel
* He took me fishing. Just the two of us – Mrs Kelly
They help us spell tricky words. They help us sound out the word.
They help us find out facts when we are reading.
They help us when we are stuck.
They are REALLY patient.
They help us understand the meaning of words.
They give up their time to help us learn.
They listen to us read our take home books. They show us how to chunk the word into parts.
They encourage us not to be distracted.
They help us ask questions about what we’re reading.
They encourage us to read with expression.
They remind us to use punctuation when we read and write.
They help us use better vocabulary
WE LOVE OUR LITERACY HELPERS. WE THINK THEY ARE ALL BRILLIANT AND BEAUTIFUL, EVEN THE DADS.
THANKYOU SO MUCH. BIG KISSES AND CUDDLES
Here is a recipe for COMPOUND WORDS!!!
* a pinch of one word
* a dash of anotherAdd two separate words together. Mix well to combine. Say new word aloud. Enjoy!!! Watch the powerpoint below to learn some fantastic facts about compound words. How many do you know? Here’s a challenge. Make a list and see how many COMPOUND WORDS we can find.
Dictionaries are great to use when we need to spell a word. They can also help us understand the meanings of words. Look at the video to help you understand how to use a dictionary. Remember to give it a go!!!
On the last Friday of Term 2, our school celebrated the end of term with a Pyjama Day. Even though it was lots of fun and we were nice and toasty in our PJ’s there was a more important side of the celebration. We donated a gold coin to raise money for the student we will soon be sponsoring. We are hoping to raise $70. This isn’t much for us to do. We would really like to help another child in need have the chance to go to school just like us!
Check us out in our colourful PJ’s.
PYJAMA DAY on PhotoPeach
Today at Mass Fr. Chris read a story about Jesus. Fr. Chris told us that it had a special message to share.The message of the story was
TELL THE TRUTH IN A LOVING WAY.
This is important because like Jesus we always need to be honest with each other, but be gentle in the way we tell the truth.
We learnt lots at Mass today.
Another beautiful thing that was asked today was “Mrs Kelly, how do you feel in your heart when you take the bread from Fr. Chris?” (Thomas). What a lovely thing to notice, that when we recieve the bread something special happens.
Mrs Kelly replied “It makes me feel happy and peaceful”
On Thursday the 16th of May, all Grade 1/2’s went on an excursion to the Melbourne Zoo. Even though the weather was wet and wild we decided to be brave and go!!! We went to learn more about tropical rainforests. We weren’t disappointed.
There were many highlights of the day, here are only a few.
We went to the education centre and Kat the zoologist, showed us three animals that live in rainforests around the world. All of the animals were nocturnal, so we had to be very quiet. The first animal was a Boa Constrictor. It was an Albino snake. This meant it was all white, with red eyes and a black tongue. We were lucky enough to be able to touch it. It felt rough and smooth all at the same time. Some of us were a bit frightened but we knew it wasn’t venomous to us. The next little creature was the Green Tree Frog called Glenn. First we had to wet our hands before we touched it. It felt slimy and a bit like jelly. The best was left till last (according to Mrs Kelly)!!! Kat described a creature that was very shy, poisonous and ENDANGERED. She turned off the lights and opened a curtain. Very slowy the most intriguing and mysterious animal appeared. It was really slow. It’s name is a Slow Loris. It is one of the only poisonous mammals in the world. It lives in the Asian rainforests. It looked a bit like a Sloth, a Lemur and a monkey without a tail. It had big, beautiful eyes and was too cute!!!
Other things we saw, admired and heard were:
playful elephants, especially the smallest (Harry)
hungry, hairy orangutans (Luce)
clever, climbing orangutans (Kyah)
squawking, yellow and white parrots (Hamish)
slippery, moving snakes (Eliza)
swimming, golden Star turtles(Daniel)
King of the Jungle roaring lions (Zara)
twisting and turning seals (Sophie)
digging, scratching Meerkats (Lexie)
Overall it was an amazing experience. We learnt lots of things about rainforest animals. We will help these unique animals by picking up rubbish, putting rubbish in the bin and making sure that tell others to clean up our world and NOT CUT DOWN TREES IN THE RAINFOREST
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